Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 3:31 pm


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
My Instagram: A Joy Filled Mailbox
My YouTube: A Joy Filled Mailbox

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 50 years old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job last year after being at my previous job for nearly 20 years. Big changes!

PersonalityType: INFP-T

My focus word for 2020 is Manifest.

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all);

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg

H: my Happy Planner; Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween

I: Ink Pens, all kinds!

J: Journals


L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets

M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon

N: Notecards; Naps

O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; October, my birthday month

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (The Office Ladies, What Should I Read Next are favorites)

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while, The Raiders (Oakland/LV)

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink;

T: Tea, I love all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region

U: Under the Sea themes;

V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table

W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors; What We Do in the Shadow (movie and show)


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!


And I very much appreciate: masks/face coverings and/or fabrics to make them myself. I sew masks and can never have enough.

Favorite Books

I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.

I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite Movies

My very favorites are:


Groundhog Day

Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)

Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)

Favorite Television

My Favorite TV Shows:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

What We Do in the Shadows

The Office



vontakk rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #4 on Oct 27, 2020
Karen07 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much and Happy Hallowen!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope! I hope that you're enjoying the swaps!
Clojo7 rated for October Babies on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the little fortune telling fish too! I havent seen or had one in years I love it!
Kbrewste09 rated for PC Weekly Goals - USA only on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool SF postcard!! I hope you were able to accomplish all your goals for the week. I've been trying to get in the habit of using the Fly Lady app too! Good luck!
Comment: Thank you - The envelope was very cute and I could tell there was a glittery card inside. I am waiting to open it :)
Comment: I love the jokes and I love the way hide the answer!!
Comment: Thank you for the gift. I look forward to opening it in December
Comment: Thank you !!cant wait till x-mas
Comment: Thanks. Adding it to my basket to be opened in December.
Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card and fortune teller fish. I like how you covered the punchline of the jokes with washi. May have to steal that idea.
ittybittykitty rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: I got it thank you! I’m so excited to open. I’ll update my rating after.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great bookstore PC! I want to go there! That would be a great trip, just going town to town visiting bookstores. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you! I am saving this to open in December! It looks like fun!
Comment: Thank you! I'm saving it to open in December (if I can wait that long)! Cute stickers on the envie!
Comment: Thank you for the festively decorated envelope! I'm going to wait to open during advent.
ericabella rated for One Week - One Letter #12 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter!
Comment: Thank you. Can’t wait to open in December.
annaliesethegnome rated for October Babies on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and fish!
Comment: Loved it! Thank you 😊

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:


Have a fun and safe Halloween!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 25, 2019:

Thank you for my socks and Starbucks gift card for my Christmas card Advent calendar # 7 swap. Because the socks have a truck hauling a Christmas tree, they will be my "traveling socks" when I drive to family around the holidays. The Starbucks card will be used tomorrow while doing my after Christmas sale exploration. Thank-you so much. Merry Christmas--- Michelle

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 9, 2019:

Kathy, Thank you for such a nice Christmas card advent Calendar # 2 swap. I opened it today to a beautiful Christmas tree card and mixed goodies inside (note card, book mark, post card). Merry Christmas.

yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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